Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Buffet

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Buffet
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Buffet / Open Drawers
Buffet / Open Drawers  
We have a large antique buffet that was manufactured by "General" Furniture Company, Seattle and would like to know the approx. value please.  Size: 66" long x 20" wide at the ends, and 22" wide at the arc in the middle.  Ht. is 37".  It has some light wear on top, with an overall nice appearance.  Solid wood with dove tail drawers and a door at each end (13" x 16"). Drawers are 32" x 8" & 32" x 5."

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I have no research material on the furniture company but the piece is well styled.

beautifully matched mahogany flame grain veneers on the front faces and mahogany veneer in the drawer interior bottoms.

the style is sheraton style.  or better, federal style.

after a bit of waxing i would price it in my shop, not a fancy shop, at 1250-1450.  private sale 750-850 is fair

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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